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Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
older drivers are doing to stay on the road. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, we've got exactly four weeks from tonight until election day. when you hear us talking about battleground states, here is what we mean. right now it's ohio that means everything to these two candidates. and it's news that the romney campaign is suddenly this competitive in ohio. no republican has won the white house without it. president obama carried it last time, and ohio itself has supplied us with eight american presidents over the years. both men running for the job were in ohio today along with nbc's peter alexander, traveling with the romney campaign, and starts off our coverage in cuyahoga falls, ohio. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. we're seeing real evidence that this race is tightening, not just nationally, but in crucial battlegrounds like here in ohio. with both candidates descending on the buckeye state, the o in ohio could easily stand for offense. a poll released late this afternoon shows president ob
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Oct 22, 2012 4:00am PDT
, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> a very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. heading into tonight's third and final presidential debate, our new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows election night could be a cliffhanger with the candidates now dead even. nbc news political director and political correspondent chuck todd breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the candidates in a 47-47 tie among likely voters. in mid september, the president led 50-45. the numbers show an evenly divided country overall. the president's job approval holding steady at 49%. economic approval down at 46%. foreign policy approval at 49%. the poll also shows a clear enthusiasm gap. the president has a 49-44 lead among all registered voters, but that 47-47 tie among likelies, it means republicans are more enthusiastic and more likely to vote. the biggest red flag for obama, 62% say they want major changes if he's re-elected. romney's biggest red flag, by 44-43, he is still personally viewed more negatively than positively.
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
exclusive nbc investigation. >>> and young hero, news about the brave teen that the whole world is pulling for. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, there is every reason to believe the live television audience watching the vp debate tonight will be every bit as large as the last presidential debate, and because that debate was something of a game-changer, as it turned out, the stakes going into tonight are higher for two men from similar backgrounds, who are very different. for starters, this is the broadest age difference of any debate. our political team is in place tonight, our coverage includes our nbc polling numbers out just tonight on this race tonight on this race. we want to begin with nbc's ron mott in we want to begin with nbc's ron mott in danville, kentucky, tonight, good evening. >> reporter: hey, brian, to you, vice president joe biden will be there at that table, paul ryan the other table. congressman ryan comes into this debate, riding the republican wave of momentum , paul ryan the other table. the forward progress is what vp biden hopes to s biden hopes to stop in
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Oct 24, 2012 5:30pm PDT
a republican senate candidate made remarks that got a lot of attention. nbc's peter alexander is traveling with the campaign and joins us tonight. from cedar rapids >> reporter: lester, good evening to you as you noted governor romney is campaigning as well. scheduled to take off for another swing state, ohio. charging into nevada for the second time in as many days. >> what a great welcome. >> reporter: a confident mitt romney is rolling the dice on this mid western battleground. where the republican nominee blasted mr. obama, where he >> i think we all know he is out of ideas and excuses, and in november, you will put him out of office. >> reporter: in recent days, romney has been greeted by very excited crowds, like at this red rock theater outside of denver. now he describes his campaign as a movement. >> you are seeing this movement growing, you're seeing people coming together to say you know, we love america, we recognize we can do better. >> reporter: but today, the romney campaign is also dealing with a new controversy, trying to distance itself from this comment by rich
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Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, one of our own suffered an unimaginable loss yesterday. all of us at a cnbc and at nbc universal will be there for kev kevin, mar ina and their family. ida siegal, for nbc bay area news. >> ida, thank you. >>> another disturbing case, this time in the east bay. tonight two teenagers are behind bars, accused of robbing and killing a castro valley woman, then setting the woman's house on fire. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez has more on the suspects and the alleged murder plot. >> barbara was one of the most special people that i ever met. and she was always, always there for anyone that needed her. and she was very loving. >> reporter: friends and family of 58-year-old barbar latiolais can't believe someone the castro valley woman and her boyfriend trusted and tried to help is one of the teenagers accused of killing her. >> there is some absolute evil out there. and these two are evil to do something like this. >> reporter: investigators announced this morning they arrested 18-year-old cody nicosia and a 16-year-old boy who was distantly related to the victim's boyfriend, a young man who
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Oct 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens, gets seriously heated. details next. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. breaking news this morning out of the middle east p.. a yemeni security official that worked at the u.s. embassy was shot and killed in sanaa today. a u.s. official believed to be in his 50s was reportedly on his way to work when he was gunned down in a motorcycle attack. an editor at "the yemen post" in sanaa tells nbc news the ambush had all the hallmarks of an al qaeda-style attack. >>> back here at home, vice president joe biden and republican rival paul ryan prepare to square off tonight in kentucky in their one and only debate. new poll numbers show the current vp has his work cut out for him. according to a new survey from the pew center, just 39% of registered voters view biden favorably compared to 44% who favor ryan. when it comes to predicting the winner of tonight's debate, 40% of registered voters say ryan will come out on top, while 34% think biden will prevail. nbc's tracie potts is joining us from washington with a
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Oct 16, 2012 4:00am PDT
paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. well, while the nation is focused on tonight's second presidential debate, secretary of state hillary clinton is now stepping forward volunteering to become the lightning rod for criticism of security concerns ahead of the deadly consulate attack in libya. last night after arriving in peru clinton pushed back on the idea that president obama and vice president biden ignored warning signs, and clinton rejected any suggestion the white house was shifting blame to the state department. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. 60,000 plus people all over the world, 275 posts. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. they're the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision. >> and today "the new york times" is reporting the administration is speeding up efforts to help the libyan government to create an anti-terror commando force, a plan developed
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Oct 17, 2012 4:00am PDT
about immigration. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> it is the morning after the second presidential debate. one thing everyone can agree on, the president showed up with something to approve. 46% of registered voters thought president obama did the better job. that's compared to 39% that put governor romney on top. that is a stark contrast from the candidate's first showdown in denver when an overwhelming majority, 67% gave romney the win. a similar split occurred in cbs news's instant poll where 37% of uncommitted voters gave the president last night's victory compared to 30% who chose romney. >>> well, the high stakes presidential debate covered a lot of ground and nbc's steve handlesman has that story from the campus of hofstra university in new york. steve, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, lynn. thanks. good morning from the hofstra campus on long island. both these candidates last night in their second debate seemed on their game. this was high stakes. barely polite. a political brawl. >> very little of what governor romney just said is true. >> reporte
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
prize and the sweet treat. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. well, joe biden and paul ryan went head to head in their only face-off of the campaign. the two vp candidates clashed on almost every issue, but who won? well, two post debate polls give us very different views. a cnn/orc flash poll found paul ryan four points ahead of joe biden 48 to 44% among likely voters who watched the debate. but cbs news' flash poll of uncommitted voters gave biden the win with 50% compared to 31% for ryan and 19% called the debate a tie. well, for a look at some of the highlights from last night's debate we go now to nbc's steve handelsman. he is at the debate site in danville, kentucky. steve, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, thanks. good morning from danville, kentucky, where they differed sharply on practically all the big issues, but these are smart, well-informed politicians. paul ryan and joe biden both had reason to feel good about how that came across here last night. a long-time democratic insider versus a republican young gun whose ticket has
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
arrests. this is a story you will see only on nbc bay area. >>> they were sleeping and than sent running from their beds as flames hit their home in the east bay. we will have a look at the damage. the news at 11:00 starts now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> good morning. i'm jon kelley. a massive raid leads to a long list of arrests in the south bay. agents and police swarming the streets of san jose to take down a criminal network. this is a story you will see only on nbc bay area. we have the story on the raids in the newsroom. damian. >> reporter: the fbi is being tight-lipped saying the affidavits remain sealed. this is video we shot this morning at the blossom hill apartments. this is one of several locations hit. we saw agents in suits making one arrest. we understand s.w.a.t. teams lent a hand in the action. about an hour ago, the san francisco office of the fbi would say it is the lead agency and its gang task force in the south bay was in charge of the operation. >> i can't comment on the number of officers out there. there was an appro
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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
because our nbc news investigation has found many may not work fast enough when every second counts. >>> plus, field of dreams. not a dry eye in the house as a young man with big dreams gets a second chance in the big leagues. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. before too long now, before the end of the evening, we will know how each man did, we will know if anything happens tonight that will fundamentally change the course of this race. we already know that all this debate expectations management you've been hearing is just that. these two men, president barack obama and governor mitt romney, have four ivy league degrees between them and 50 debates between them, though none together and none like this. the incumbent president and the challenger on stage tonight in denver. and to set the stage for that, our political team beginning with peter alexander who covers the romney campaign for nbc news. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. after all the hype
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Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
look like to them. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. they now estimate over 67 million of us watched the debate in denver last night and what people saw was a highly energized, motivated and combative mitt romney sharing the stage with a subdued and lackluster president obama. what they saw was mitt romney on his way over the course of 90 minutes to scoring a clear and consensus victory in what will be the first of three meetings. between these two men. for romney, today felt like a new chapter. here's a look at the crowd waiting for him tonight in virginia. while the president today said some things he was expected to say on that stage last night. we begin our coverage with nbc's andrea mitchell. andrea, good evening. >> good evening, brian. the president showed up today armed with attack lines against mitt romney a day late. trying to regain his footing after a rocky debate performance, the president today at an outdoor rally seemed everything he was not last night. >> the m
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with an economic showdown. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates last night. in what some are calling a polite war of words, the candidates sparred over job creation, taxes and the future of health care. nbc's tracie potts is in denver for us. she has a preview. good morning to you, tracie. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. the pressure was on for romney to perform, to back up his ideas with details, taking on the man that even republicans called one of the most skilled debaters in modern politics. the point of this debate was to make differences clear on lowering the debt. >> you said you'd cut the deficit in half. it's four years later, we still have trillion-dollar deficit. >> the way we do is for additional cut, we ask for a dollar of additional revenue, paid for, as i indicated earlier, by asking those of us who have done very well in this country to contribute a little bit more to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: th
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Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
she was too heavy. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, we've reported a lot on the changing airline industry, what we now have to pay extra for that we used to be able to count on like checked bags, leg room and food and drinks. still, we've always been able to count on the fact that the seats were bolted to the floor of the aircraft. that has not been the case on american airlines recently in three separate incidents in the air. and as you might imagine, it's the kind of story and the kind of imagery that can be bad in the airline business. the investigation and inspections are underway involving american airlines. it's where we begin tonight with nbc's tom costello, he's at miami international. tom, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. in fact, three incidents and no more. american says that by the end of the night, it will have finished inspecting 47 planes that could potentially have this problem. and it knows what the problem is. apparently a clamp was improperly installed on the base on the leg of
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Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm PDT
crowley of cnn, who can ask follow-ups. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news at hofstra university, hempstead, new york. >> thank you so much, steve. and you can watch the debate live from hofstra university right here on nbc bay area. coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. and coming up in a few minutes, our political analyst larry gerston will break down what to watch for in tonight's debate. >>> the recent terrorist attack in libya is of special significance here in the bay area. as we speak, thousands of people are coming together to remember the life of bay area native chris stevens. he was the ambassador who was killed in that attack. we have been streaming this memorial service on our website since it began at 4:30. this is a live look now inside san francisco's city hall. jodi hernandez is also there, outside of city hall. i know you spent time with steven's parents. they must be so proud today, but also proud of his accomplishments. >> they certainly are. the memorial is taking place inside city hall. stevens' sisters and his brother are sharing memories of their childhood, growing up with chr
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Oct 24, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, nbc bay area news. >> all right. tickets to be inside the ballpark about $400 to $4,000. >> $400 for standing room only. oh my goodness. >> so it's not a bad option to be at a local bar. >>> inside the park, maybe the most compelling story line for the giants this season, the barry zito revival, and he is pitching tonight. >> but it won't be easy. zito and the giants are facing one of the top pitchers in all of baseball. let's bring in jaymee sire from comcast sportsnet as we count down to the first pitch. >> this marks the first time that two cy young award winners will face off in game one of the world series. and the giants certainly have their work cut out with them with justin verlander, who is averaging more than a strikeout per inning. he is 3-0 with a .47 e.r.a. >> we know what great stuff he has. you're walking one of the elite pitchers ever in the game, as hard as he throws and his other pitches. you hope your hitters look forward to seeing him and do all they can to compete to make something happen. >> what's impressive is we're at the end of october, and he is still pitch
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
goes high voltage in his latest stunt. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a high stakes debate. all eyes turn to denver for tonight's first presidential debate of the 2012 race, and a new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows president obama is holding on to his national lead, but not by much. 49% of likely voters favor the president while 46% prefer mitt romney. that's only a 3% edge for obama, which is within the survey's margin of error, but when it comes to a poll of registered voters the president widens his lead over romney to 7 points, 51% to 44. and, finally, four in ten surveyed now say the nation is headed in the right direction. that's the highest amount since june 2009. meanwhile, both candidates took a break from their debate prep on tuesday to make a few unscheduled stops. nbc's steve handlesman reports from denver. >> reporter: the pressure is intense. president obama took time out for a visit to hoover dam. >> it's spectacular and i've never soon it before. >> reporter: mitt romney grabbed a burrito b
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
southern japan. >>> this is "early today" for monday, october 1st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with debate prep. president obama and his republican rival mitt romney are both getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracy potts joins us with washington from the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain. he's debated both the president and mitt romney, and he says we will see two very strong well-prepared candidates and in his prediction, few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expect
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
on nbc bay area. a predawn raid. before the sun was even up, the s.w.a.t. team descended on the south bay. damian trujillo received a tip on this operation. he is live at the blossom hill apartments in south san jose where one of the raids took police. dame ran? >> reporter: these apartments are only a half a block away from oak grove high school. the fbi said it arrested two people on federal drug charges. fbi agents in suits were at the blossom hill apartments after 5:00 this morning. here they're arresting one of two men. they're facing federal charges for conspiracy to distribute meth. >> today the fbi, along with our local partners conducted a number of law enforcement actions, interdictions across the san jose area. >> reporter: the fbi says its gang task force in the south bay led the operation. the agency won't say if the suspects are part of a larger organized group or gang, but agents needed help from neighboring police departments to make the arrests. >> again, i can't comment on the number of officers that were out there. but there was an appropriate number of tactic
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
begin with dan rubin from our nbc station in fresno who is at the scene with the very latest. >> reporter: just about 12:20 this afternoon. if you can look off in the distance here, you can see there is a trailer. it was a double trailer hauling. that's what smacked into this five-car passenger amtrak train. now initially the train didn't come off the tracks, just slightly a little bit on the front part of the train. >> okay. as you can hear we're having audio difficulties from our reporter in fresno. there were more than 20 injuries. many of those people from the bay area. and this whole journey started in oakland this morning. in fact, let's bring in nbc bay area's stephanie trong. presumably there are many bay area passengers on this train. we already know of many, don't we? >> there is one who says he was supposed to get on that train, train 712 leaving here this morning at 7:30 from this port of oakland station down to bakersfield. he says he is from orange county, and he was headed down there this morning. he missed it and decided to come back later. now he is inside th
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Oct 21, 2012 8:30pm PDT
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
player leaves here. live in san francisco, kimberly re, nbc bay area news. >> all rit,imbere, live at the ballpark. what a sce it is. 'll go bk to our nbc cho live shots right no righnow the players are gettineir belongings so of them are ft, se in the cbhouse right now, just packinthgs up. >> the panda, pagan, they all came off the bus and greeted their fans at at&t park. some of them have been there since they won the game last night. so almost 20 hours there they've been waiting at the ballpark for the team to come back home. and they even brought out the trophy to show the fans. and people got pictures. it was a wonderful moment. >> not just the players, but a lot of family members and staff on that giants plane. it's been a wild 24 hours. they left around 11:30 pacific time this morning, arrived at sfo around 3:45 this afternoon. and now at 5:00, just getting their belongi goi bac their homes,ecause they've got something elseo do on wednesday. >> i know. they're going to be celebrate tovrg next two days. on wednesday we are going to carry the victory parade live right here at nbc
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Oct 19, 2012 4:00am PDT
of armed drones. >>> eva longoria forced to ap pom jazz to governor romney. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. well, with just 18 days left in the campaign, it may be the final time president obama and former governor mitt romney can share a few laughs. they did just that. last night the two shook hands and smiled just 48 hours after their contentious debate laying down their political swords to headline the most famous dining experience in politics, the al smith dinner in new york city, hosted by the catholic archdiocese. both men worked the one-liners as artfully as they sparred tuesday night. here are a few moments people will likely be talking to about today. >> i was actually hoping the president would bring joe biden along this evening because he'll laugh at anything. >> i felt really well rested after the nice, long nap i had in the first debate. >> i particularly want to apologize to chris matthews. four years ago i gave him a thrill up his leg. this time around i gave him a stroke. >> as president obama surveys the waldorf banquet
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Oct 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, kimberly tere. nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> the champagne is on ice. no team has ever recovered from a three games to nothing deficit in world series history. the two runs in the second inning and that is all they ended up needing. final score, 2-0. the giants will go for a series sweep tomorrow night. and jamie sire, comcast sportsnet has more on the big victory. >> reporter: for all the time the giants spent playing catch-up in the first part of the postseason, they picked a perfect time to put their foot on the gas. they have not trailed since the end of game four in the nlcs and now they sit just one win away from a world series title. >> growing up, that's exactly where i wanted to know. being one game away. we're going to take it one game at a time. just like we have all postseason and going into tomorrow, 0-0. >> you have to keep going about your business as usual and come out tomorrow ready to go. and don't think about where you're at. but go out. try to win tomorrow night. these guys have done a great job of that. whether they've been down like we have, 0 zsh
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Oct 25, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> and pablo sandoval is major league baseball's new mr. october. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. aim lynn berry. right now hurricane sandy looks to become a menace for folks all along the u.s. east koempts it's expected to bring high winds and heavy rain, even some snow to areas. early this morning sandy slammed into cuba as a strong category 2 hurricane packing winds of 110 miles per hour. the storm is being blamed for two deaths so far, one in jamaica and one in haiti. nbc meteorologist bill karins has been tracking this powerful hurricane for us. bill, what can you tell us? >> this is going to be an historic event but eventually all the way up into areas of new england. let's get into it. the storm intensified before it slammed into cuba. there's the eye off the coast. this rain ban over haiti, they're also going to see a lot of destruction this morning from those heavy rains. they're very prone to mud slides. about 480 miles away from miami right now. winds at 110 miles per hour. almost a category three storm. keeps it as a hurricane thr
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracie potts joins us now live from washington. good morning. >> veronica. good morning. let's talk about the speech. in it today he tries to draw distinctions. we've seen an advanced copy where mitt romney will now argue america is now weaker against our enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> he will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income taxes by $4,000 a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the governor knows his $5 trillion tax cut isn't too popular, so a few weeks before the election, he's tryin
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> that is unbelievable. thank you very much, damian. >>> well, it is the first big storm of the season. change in the weather bringing rain, wind, and snow. and now even a report of a possible tornado north of sacramento. let's get right to chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. there are two more storms coming our way. lots of raincoats out there today, jeff. >> much needed activity here across the bay area. it's been months since we've seen anything close to this here across california. and it was wild here throughout the morning commute. you can see some of that rain that slammed us here across the bay area. what we found some of the heaviest rainfall up into the north bay with santa rosa over 1 inch. and anywhere from san francisco southward into parts of the east bay, about a quarter to a half inch. in the south bay, getting quite a bit less with.11. it was also very gusty today. the top wind gusts coming in san francisco at 59 miles per hour. so let's get a current look at the radar. what we are finding here that loops around is some showers starti
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. today we're going to begin with an economic show down. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates last night and what some are calling a polite war of words, the candidates sparred over job creation, taxes and the future of health care. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turn around. president obama came into the debate ahead in every battleground state. with an estimated 60 million americans watching on tv, cable and the web, moderator jim leherer asked can you put more people to work? >> the answer is, yes, we can help. >> reporter: romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs, and so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: which the president claimed would help the rich at others' expense. >> the average middle class family with young children would pay
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Oct 23, 2012 4:00am PDT
in the united states. is yours one of them? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. well, after the third debate between president obama and republican nominee mitt romney, there are just 14 days left before american voters choose their next president. and according to a cbs news instant poll of uncommitted voters, president obama was a clear two-to-one victor with 53% saying he won. governor romney got 23%. 24% called it a tie. a cnn orc international poll called the debate a little closer with 48% saying obama won while 40% picked obama. for more on last night's heated foreign policy debate we go now to nbc's steve handlesman. he's in florida for us. steve, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. thanks. good morning from boca raton, florida. well, the debate here last night was clearly the most combative so far. though surprising to some, not on the issue of libya. but mitt romney was able to make his larger point, his claim that america is weaker now overseas than it was four years ago. mitt romney and barack obama came to their third and fi
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Oct 15, 2012 4:00am PDT
again 65 years later. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. nice to see you this morning. a day before president obama and mitt romney meet for the second of three debates, brand-new poll numbers show the candidates locked in a virtual dead heat. according to a new "washington post" abc news poll of likely voters, 49% favor president obama compared to 46% who back governor romney. in florida, virginia and ohio, the numbers show romney up 50-48 again, a statistical tie. while personal popularity has long been one of the president's strikes, the poll shows mitt romney is now also scoring high marks. the two men are essentially tied on likability. a new poll of likely voters by "the washington post" and abc news puts the race within the margin of error. president obama 49%, mitt romney 46%. both campaigns are expressing concern about the moderator of the second debate. candy crowley will be hosting the debate, and she suggested that she'll play a larger role than agreed to by the candidates. according to "time" magazine's mar
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
you throughout the night. reporting live in san francisco, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> okay, thanks, jean. good luck to the giants. >>> a bay area politician was stunned to be on the receiving end of an apparent hate crime this weekend. evan low has gotten lots of positive publicity since 2010 when he made news for being a 26-year-old mayor who is also chinese american and openly guy. he has since switched to being vice mayor. on saturday, low was walking into oktoberfest celebration in campbell. suddenly a woman began shouting slurs at him, even pointing her finger and saying, quote, bang, die." strangers stopped to support him and shout down the woman. he says police have identified a suspect, but no arrests have been made. if prosecuted, the woman could be charged with a misdemeanor. >>> happening right now in oakland. police have barricaded a murder suspect inside after a home and are trying some aggressive tactics to get him to surrender. you see some video from the scene. this is happening at the intersection of 21st and chestnut streets. a s.w.a.t. team is on location
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Oct 30, 2012 4:30am PDT
. nbc's daniel lee has new pictures and video from superstorm sandy and the impact on the entire east coast. >> reporter: across the northeast, violent waves toppled over sea walls, threatening coastal communities. sandy sent a record 13-foot storm surge into new york city flooding tunnels, subways and streets. >> this is a once in a long time storm. the surge is very high. >> reporter: at a medical center a blown generator forced emergency evacuations. in atlantic city, new jersey, floodwater destroyed part of the famous boardwalk. the national guard rescued two dozen people trapped in a shelter that lost power. >> i think it should have been thought out a little earlier in the day. >> reporter: to anyone else on the barrier island, governor chris christie offered little hope. >> this is now your responsibility. if you're still able to hear me, you need you to hunker down and get to the highest point possible. >> reporter: this superstorm wreaked havoc from connecticut to new york, stretching out more than 700 miles. strong winds at times over 80 miles an hour tore down trees and pow
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
them. >> nbc bay area had tried to speak with izumizaki, but he declined. a sheriff spokesperson says a note was found with him, and the contents are now part of the coroner's investigation. >>> there is a lot of a's fever today. this might be the best story and best team in all of baseball. the a's are heading to the play-offs for first time in six years. after last night's play-off clinching win, the scene today, well, what did you think? not surprisingly, busy. we want tickets. that's what everyone is saying. the ticket office was a steady stream of business all day. many open the winning streak will help the a's score a much needed new stadium. but question is where. that depends on who you talk to. >> i think the fact that they're winning, that the average fan is really excited about them now, and they're coming behind them. and it's going to push this issue to the front of the city agenda and the county's agenda to move forward with the new stadium, and hopefully keep the teams here. >> our hope is that we continue to light a candle in san jose to make sure that they know t
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Oct 30, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. "nightly news" begins now. >>> now nbc news headquarters in new york, this is nbc "nightly news" with brian williams. >> a huge portion of the eastern seaboard is crippled tonight. millions of views cannot see this broadcast because they're headed into another night in the dark. a huge area of the country on its knees where life has ground to a halt because of this one storm. the death toll is now at least 40. the biggest city in the country has been staggered, power is out for more than 8 million homes and businesses and that's an early low-ball estimate across 15 states. an early guess at the cost of this storm would begin at 0 billion in damage and lost business and the map of the atlantic coastline, especially the jersey shore, has been simply redrawn in some areas. the president is touring the damage in new jersey tomorrow. today he told the folks across this entire region america is with you. here is where this storm is now. it's centered 50 miles east southeast of pittsburgh so think of it this way the same storm that plunged the east coast into darkness was today causing 60 mile-an-
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Oct 31, 2012 4:00am PDT
halloween wednesday. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. 46 people have now been killed in the disastrous wrath of hurricane sandy and many more remain trapped. the storm could wind up costing $50 billion in property damage and lost business. just minutes ago we received brand new pictures from the jersey shore where fire is burning in a neighborhood just feet from the ocean. this may be the result of a rap toured gas line or downed fire line. the fire is one of the barrier islands. so far there's no sign anyone including fire crews can get near the flames. a mandatory evacuation order was given for that area before the storm hit. on staten island, some residents were trapped in their homes as a result of it. members of the aviation and scuba unit were able to lower a basket to the roof and rescue those five adults and one child. this is newly released video from the height of the storm monday night. surveillance video shows water filling a tunnel used by amtrak and commuter trains that go under new york's east river. the damage
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Oct 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> nbc bay area news starts now. >> good evening. 60 million people across the east coast are prepare for high winds, high tides, drenching rains, and even flooding. all courtesy of mrn sandy. the powerful hurricane is expected to come ashore early tuesday morning. officials have already declared states of emergency in eight eastern states and washington, d.c. people who haven't already evacuated are packing up, boarding up, and getting energy supplies. forecasters say sandy will impact an 800 mile wide area from the carolinas up to maine. but they're not the only ones to feel sandy's impact. santiago sans us from the airport to show us how sandy could affect the airports here, as well. hello. >> hello. dealing with storms has been evolving over the last several years. airports and airlines have learned that preplanning and prestaging is something that's beneficial not only to passengers but to the industry, as well. now, airlines will be working with travelers. they're keeping an eye on the storm. they're determining the availability of flights and they're working on changing
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Oct 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
new hampshire, kristen welker, nbc news. >> reporter: this is peter zander in lando lakes, florida, where mitt romney is trying to pump up the vote on opening day of the in-person early voting here. vowing he would be a bipartisan leader mr. romney laid into the president. >> he promised that his would be a post partisan presidency. we have watched him over the last four years and he's been divisive and demonized any group that opposed him. >> reporter: minutes earlier marco rubio attacked president obama's proposals with his sharp partisan rebuke. >> they are the ideas of countries that people come here to get away from. >> reporter: mr. romney's touring includes stops first in the heavily republican panhandle. then in a democratic leaning county trying to slice into the president's lead before closing the day near tampa, a battleground within this swing state. meanwhile not wanting to risk appearing to put politics before public safety. >> i was looking forward to being in virginia tomorrow, but you know the hurricane is headed up there. i just spoke with governor mcdonald. the g
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Oct 24, 2012 4:00am PDT
. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> well, good morning. i'm lynn berry. the romney campaign could be waking up to a brand new political headache as yet another republican candidate makes explosive comments about rape two months after the controversy over todd akin's legitimate rape remark. this time it was during a u.s. senate debate in indiana last night. richard murdock and his opponents were asked about abortion when murdock said this. >> i believe that life begins at conception. the only exception i have for -- to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. i just -- i struggled with it myself for a long time, but i came to realize life is that gift from god and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> and after the debate murdock told a news conference he was only trying to explain his view that god creates life. >> does that -- are you trying to suggest that somehow i think god ordained or preordained rape? no, i don't believe that. anyone who would suggest that, that
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